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The Ultimate Guide on What to Wear to Disney World - For Each Season and Each Park!

Updated: Jan 16


What to wear to Walt Disney World
My trip to Disney in Dec. 2020 -- even though masks were required then, there was a huge smile underneath!


Preparing for your Disney World Trip


You're going to Disney: YAY!! Known as the happiest place on earth, a trip to Disney World can be an amazing experience. However, if you pack wrong, the trip can be challenging. Make your trip easier and fully enjoyable by packing the right clothes for the right weather.


When packing for Disney, make sure to check the weather, because the temperatures can change throughout the day and vary greatly week-to--week.


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Packing Basics


Shoes

You'll want comfortable, breathable shoes for walking around the parks all day. Your feet will get tired! If you want to opt for sandals, make sure that they can remain comfortable during hours of walking. Wearing waterproof shoes is always a good idea, especially if you or your family like to ride the water attractions! Sneakers are usually your best bet.


Shirts

Florida is hot. And I mean HOT. But sometimes during the winter months, evenings get quite chilly. Packing for varying weather is the best bet, as the weather can change in an instant (to, say, torrential downpour, and then be bright and sunny an hour later!). A light cotton tanks, cute slogan tees, and a few long sleeve hoodies or light sweaters will cover you most of the time.


Bottoms

Depending on what season you go to Disney World, you'll want either shorts or comfortable stretchy jeans/pants. Black leggings are a great go-to for comfort and durability. During the summer months, always opt for shorter bottoms.

A note: You do not have to wear only pants/shorts to Disney world! You CAN wear a skirt and still be comfortable! Especially a longer, flowy skirt works amazing. If the skirt is too short, you may struggle with wind or general activity causing your skirt to blow. But if you wear compression shorts underneath them, you’ll have no worries! Plus, skirts are actually super comfortable. They allow your legs to breath and get shade at the same time — I wore one [pictured above] during my trip to Disney this past December.


Bags

If you have children, you may want to opt for a larger carry-all bag. If you're only responsible for yourself, the smaller the better! Cross-body bags are great for keeping your items close to you, and you can wear them easily on a lot of rides. Just make sure it has a zipper or secure closure. If you want to take food into the park in a bag, just consider the size of it and how willing you are to lug it around with you all day!


Accessories

Pack a good sunhat! Standing in long lines can make you feel like you're baking underneath the sun. Wearing a lightweight hat with a good visor will help keep the sun out of your eyes and off of your shoulders.


What's the Walt Disney World dress code?

Even though you may think something is cute and comfortable for you, it may not be appropriate for Disney. Remember, Disney World is a privately owned theme park that is child-friendly, and they reserve the right to deny admission to anyone going against their guidelines. On the Disney website, they list the following as inappropriate clothing for the park:

- Costumes and costume masks, which may not be worn by Guests 14 years of age or older. Exceptions: Specific Halloween and Christmas events and some outfits inspired by Star Wars.
- Clothing with objectionable material, including obscene language or graphics
- Excessively torn clothing
- Clothing which, by nature, exposes excessive portions of the skin that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment
- Clothing that touches or drags on the ground
- Clothing with multiple layers is subject to search upon entry
- Objectionable tattoos

If your outfit has loose ties or is more revealing, consider wearing a camisole or thick/modest bralette underneath! You'll still look amazing and you won't risk getting asked to leave. After all, you're going to Disney to have the best time of your life! Don't try to jeopardize it.



What to wear to Disney — for every month and season


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what to wear to Disney World in the Spring
Outfit ideas for Disney in the Spring

Spring (March, April, May)


The weather in Disney World in Spring is:

WARM AND COOL - Be sure to pack for both warm temps during the day and chilly temps at night.

  • March: 55° F - 79° F

    • What to wear in Disney in March - Overall pleasant and dry temps make March a great time to go to Disney. You can wear pants or shorts and a long-sleeve shirt, layered with a tank/short sleeve in case it gets too hot!

  • April: 59° F - 84° F

    • What to wear in Disney in April - Enjoy the sunny and hot weather by wearing shorts, a short-sleeve shirt and breathable shoes -- whether that be breathable sneakers or sandals.

  • May: 64° F - 88° F

    • What to wear in Disney in May - Time to go short! Pack shorts and a short sleeve shirt for May. This is when it really warms up.

Basic packing list:

  1. 2 pairs of pants

  2. 3 pairs of shorts

  3. 1 bathing suit (for indoor pools)

  4. 1 pair of close-toed shoes

  5. 1 pair of comfortable sandals

  6. 3 short sleeve shirts

  7. 1-2 long sleeve shirts

  8. 1 light sweater or jacket

  9. 1 umbrella or rain poncho


Outfit ideas for Disney World in the Spring

Springtime in Disney allows you to be more fun with your outfits, as heavy/bulky layers (which are needed in the winter) aren't needed anymore.


Casual Spring Outfit Idea for Disney

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Neutral tones and laid-back woven bag gives this casual Disney outfit an expensive feel without the price tag! That kind of natural look makes it look effortless, but the accessories elevate the look to make you look sleek.


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Sporty Spring Outfit Idea for Disney

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The comfort of wearing your favorite Vans shoe, paired with a cool fanny pack can't be beat! Adding the gold earrings takes this Disney outfit up a notch, while still being practical for any of the parks.


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Trendy Spring Outfit Idea for Disney

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Don't be scared by a satin skirt for Disney, this outfit will keep you comfy while still being a stand-out. Adding casual white shoes is a trendy move that is ALSO mind-blowingly comfy. It's a win-win!


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Disneybounding Spring Outfit Idea for Disney

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I'm clearly biased when I say this is such a cute Disneybouding outfit idea, because I did a Minnie Mouse disneybound during my last trip to Disney World! But Minnie is always a classic.


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what to wear to Disney World in the Summer
Outfit ideas for Disney in the Summer

Summer (June, July, August)


The weather in Disney World in Summer is:

HOT AND HUMID - Wear clothes that are cotton or breathable.

  • June: 72° F - 91° F

    • What to wear in Disney in June - Wear short sleeves and tank tops, layered over a bathing suit. Wear a light-colored skirt if you want to jazz your outfit up a bit while still staying cool.

  • July: 73° F - 91° F

    • What to wear in Disney in July - Stay away from pants if you can, unless you want to be dripping with sweat! Pack a rain poncho for sudden rain showers that are common for July.

  • August: 73° F - 91° F

    • What to wear in Disney in August - Wear shorts and sandals to keep yourself from getting too hot. Try to make sure the sandals are waterproof, so you can wear them to the Disney waterparks or water rides.

Basic packing list:

  1. 1 rain poncho or umbrella

  2. 1 bathing suit

  3. 4 tank tops

  4. 2 t-shirts

  5. 5 shorts

  6. 1 skirt/dress

  7. 1 light jacket

  8. Waterproof shoes

  9. 1 pair of ankle strap sandals

  10. 1 pair of low-top sneakers


Outfit ideas for Disney World in the Summer

Summertime in Disney, it's a classic! Check out these outfit ideas below.


Casual Summer Outfit Idea for Disney

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Where casual meets glam — pairing solid-colored basics with wild shoes and a quirky purse elevate this look while still remaining chill.


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Sporty Summer Outfit Idea for Disney

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Pair a muscle tank with a pair of casual ripped shorts, and don't forget the waterproof shoes! Teva-style sandals are the best sandals for walking around the park.


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Trendy Summer Outfit Idea for Disney

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Girly-galore! Wear a breezy sundress and tie your hair up for hot summer days at Walt Disney World. This Disney Summer outfit idea can work well with slides, but word to the wise: make sure to break them in before you go! Or else they may be uncomfortable for the park.


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Disneybounding Summer Outfit Idea for Disney

what to wear to Disney World in the summer - disneybounding

There will be no mistaking this Disneybound in the park, you'll look like you belong in the castle! My favorite part of this look is the glittery shoes, which are a great (and comfortable!) take on the glass slipper. Now go grab your prince. ;)


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what to wear to Disney World in the Autumn
Outfit ideas for Disney in the Fall

Autumn/Fall (September, October, November)


The weather in Disney World in Fall is:

WET, HUMID AND SOMETIMES CHILLY - Wear clothes that are cotton or breathable.

  • September: 72° F - 90° F

    • What to wear in Disney in September - Florida in September is still pretty hot and humid, so be sure to dress light. However, it can be super rainy from hurricane season, so be sure to pack a rain poncho.

  • October: 64° F - 84° F

    • What to wear in Disney in October - Wear a halloween costume!! Okay okay, if you don't want to do that, opt for shorts and a short sleeve shirt. It'll still be raining, so keep that poncho on hand.

  • November: 57° F - 79° F

    • What to wear in Disney in November - It can still be drizzly, but temperatures drop come November. Pack a combo of pants and shorts, as the weather dips pretty low at night but the sun can get sweltering during the day.

Basic packing list:

  1. Umbrella or rain poncho

  2. Waterproof shoes

  3. Shorts

  4. Pants

  5. Bathing suit

  6. Light sweater

  7. Lightweight coat


Outfit ideas for Disney World in the Fall

Fall starts to feel less sweltering, and you can add a few more layers to your outfit. Check out below for autumn Disney outfit inspiration!


Casual Autumn Outfit Idea for Disney

what to wear to Disney World in the fall - casual outfit

Tune in to your hippie side with flowy pants (that are also lightweight and can be great for warm days and chilly nights). The warm earthly tones give autumn leaf vibes, without the cold of the Northeast.


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Sporty Autumn Outfit Idea for Disney

what to wear to Disney World in the fall - sporty outfit

This is a great casual look that is cute, but doesn't require a lot of accessorizing or extra effort. Making a Disney outfit doesn't have to be too complicated if you don't want it to be!


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Trendy Autumn Outfit Idea for Disney

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Autumn is a great time for sweaters, so a sweater tank top is such a great option! You can also add a cardigan if you get cold. When deciding what to wear to Disney World in the fall, always try to plan for changing temp.


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Disneybounding Autumn Outfit Idea for Disney

what to wear to Disney World in the fall - disneybounding

THIS IS HALLOWEEN! During Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in October, disneybounding as Jack Skellington would be a crowd hit.


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what to wear to Disney World in the Spring
Outfit ideas for Disney in the Winter

Winter (December, January, February)


The weather in Disney World in Winter is:

A VARIETY OF WEATHER - Wear clothes that are cotton or breathable. Days can still get hot, while evenings bring the chill.

  • December: 50° F - 73° F

    • What to wear in Disney in December - Opt for layers, like a short sleeve with a cardigan or hoodie you can tie around your waist if it gets too warm.

  • January: 48° F - 72° F

    • What to wear in Disney in January - This is the coldest month for Florida's weather, so dress on the warmer side. Opt for pants and close-toed shoes.

  • February: 50° F - 73° F

    • What to wear in Disney in February - February is a toss-up, so try shorts or pants, but make sure to have a long-sleeved sweater or jacket with you in case it dips lower!

Basic packing list:

  1. Pants

  2. Sweater

  3. Light coat

  4. 1 pair of shorts

  5. Close-toed shoes

  6. Bathing suit (for indoor pools)


Outfit ideas for Disney World in the Winter

You've got to be prepared for winter at Disney -- even if it's warmer than where you traveled in from, it still gets a little cold! Check out these winter Disney outfit ideas below.


Casual Winter Outfit Idea for Disney

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When the weather dips in the winter, close-toed shoes, pants, and a light jacket are necessary. A jean jacket is thick enough to keep you warm, but it still pretty light and packable.


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Sporty Winter Outfit Idea for Disney

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A long day of walking around the park requires clothes to keep up! Some of the best Disney world winter outfit options are sneakers and leggings to keep you warm but not bulky.


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Trendy Winter Outfit Idea for Disney

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Neon, cow print, and baggy jeans fit the bill for a trendy look, but are they what you should pack to go to Disney World? My answer is yes, and here's why: you don't always need to dress simple to be comfortable. Baggy jeans are non-restricting, and a sneaker in any print will help you get around the park quite well!


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Disneybounding Winter Outfit Idea for Disney

what to wear to Disney World in the winter - disneybounding

"If yeh had theh chance to dress like Merida, WOULDJA?" Merida's the queen of plaid, and winter is the best time to rock a nice tartan look. Wearing broken-in leather boots would be a warmer alternative for shoes, and complete the Scottish princess look. This is one of my favorite kind of disneybounding outfits, because it looks like an outfit you could wear just anywhere!


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Outfit Ideas for Each Disney Park


Outfit Idea for Disney's Magic Kingdom

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Outfit Idea for Disney's EPCOT

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Outfit Idea for Disney's Animal Kingdom

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